Tag: Elements of a Sentence

Indefinite Articles (un, une, Des)

Indefinite articles are used as ‘a’ or ‘an’ and ‘some’ in English. un is used with masculine nouns, une with feminine nouns and des for all plural nouns. However, indefinite articles may not be needed in French in some instances where usage is required in English, notably: With occupations e.g. Mon oncle est entraîneur de…...

Definite Articles (le, la, les)

Definite articles are used as ‘the’ in English. le is used with masculine nouns, la with feminine nouns, les for all plural nouns and l’ for all singular nouns beginning with a vowel or a mute “h”. However, definite articles are frequently used in French where usage is unnecessary or awkward in English. For example,…...

Punctuation

Below is a list of the principal punctuation marks and their names in French: Full-stop – le point [.] Comma – la virgule [,] Colon – deux points [:] Semi-colon – point-virgule [;] Hyphen – le tiret [–] Quotation marks – les guillemets[“ “] Brackets – parenthèses[{ }] Read more →...

Partitive Articles(du, de la, de l’)

Partitive Articles(du, de la, de l’) Partitive articles describe nouns which are not quantified or countable. They are used to mean ‘any’ and ‘some’ in English. du is used with masculine nouns, de la with feminine nouns and de l’ for nouns beginning in vowels or a mute “h”. e.g. J’ai acheté du lait, du…...